World press sees Jerusalem as burdensome stone in these last days
It shouldn't amaze you that the world media is captivated with the future of Jerusalem. In a recent Associated Press article, "Israel stakes out lowly position on Jerusalem", reporter Matti Friedman unknowingly brings to life the prophecy of Zechariah 12:3, which essentially states, in the last days, Jerusalem would become a burdensome stone to the world. A big problem! Here is an excerpt of what she wrote:
If there is ever to be Middle East peace, here's a knot that must somehow be undone.
Hundreds of thousands of Israelis who have moved to sprawling Jewish areas in east Jerusalem believe they are ordinary residents of their capital who will never be asked to vacate their homes. It's a sentiment shared by most of their countrymen and affirmed by lawmakers who voted this week to limit a government's ability to ever pull out.
But it's a lonely position: no other government recognizes Israel's 43-year-old annexation of east Jerusalem, and the Palestinians are increasingly vocal about insisting that what Israelis universally call "neighborhoods" are in fact illegal "settlements (AP)."
Just as the Bible predicted 2500 years ago, Jerusalem has become a major stumbling block to the world. It came after Israel, which was dead for thousands of years, came back to life in 1948. But even then they didn't possess all of Jerusalem. However, 19 years later, Israel regained full possession of Jerusalem only after their enemies attacked them.
Now through world sympathy, Israel's enemies are trying to take back what they cannot win back in war.
Eventually, peace will come, but it will be interrupted by an horrendous war and further wars that will threaten their very existence. But when all looks to be lost, Jesus will come and finally put down all kingdoms… And He will rule!
Are you ready to meet the Lord? If not, your time is running out!
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